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CSX taps Avtec for console contract
Avtec Inc. said Friday it and CSX Transportation have entered into a multiyear, multimillion dollar contract to migrate all of CSX's mainline dispatching centers to Avtec's Scout pure-IP radio console…
Thales gets signal contract for Evergreen Line
Thales on Friday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Partnerships B.C. to install its SelTrac® Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the new SkyTrain Evergreen Light Rapid Transit Line in…
CTA installs high-definition cameras in older rail cars
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has begun a seven-month long project to install high-definition cameras in approximately 850 existing, older model rail cars to assist law enforcement and deter crime.
FRA's Szabo: Safety gains keep on coming
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo addressed the Railway Age/Parsons Transportation Group International Conference on Communications-Based Train Control on Feb. 5. He spoke about rail's growing role in moving people and…
Eurotech lands on-board equipment order from Alstom
Amaro, Italy-based Eurotech Group says it has received a 1.2 million euro ($1.6 million) order to supply on-board rail equipment to Alstom Italy.
Detector systems and the modern railway
It's very impressive when one takes the time to consider all of the fault detection systems in the railway industry today.
Invensys lauded for PATH restoration efforts
In testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) Executive Director Patrick J. Foye praised the…
MBCR pilot program aids MBTA conductors
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR) on Monday announced the launch of the "Conductor Companion" pilot program, using mobile device technology to allow conductors on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)…
RailComm system aids Minnesota short line
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been chosen to provide its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Northshore Mining Co. The DOC system will have functionality for…
Teknoware Oy acquires North American presence
Lathi, Finland-based Teknoware Oy has acquired the assets and the name of Trans-Lite Inc. , a supplier of lighting systems for the rail industry in the U.S.
CANARAIL partners with Colombian company
Montreal-based CANARAIL on Tuesday said it had formed "an exclusive partnership with the railway engineering and consulting firm A. de G. Ingenieria from Colombia."
MTA launches "Subway Time" app
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday released its "Subway Time" app for passengers with iPhones and iPod Touch devices, providing up-to-the-minute arrival times for trains on it's "A" Division…
Robert W. McKnight, 1923-2012
Robert W. McKnight, former editor of Railway Signaling & Communications, a Simmons-Boardman publication, and C&S editor of Railway Age, died Dec. 9. He was 89.
UP opens Austin, Tex., info tech center
Union Pacific said Tuesday it has opened a new information technology center in Austin, Tex., bringing the railroad closer to the top talent located in what it calls one of…
Alton & Southern to expand RailComm system
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says Alton & Southern Railway Co., based in East St. Louis, Ill., will expand its existing RailComm Yard Control System by adding several new components to its…
Protran Technology, QinetiQ in partnership
Protran Technology said Tuesday it and QinetiQ North America have partnered to provide the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) with the first real-time network of remote sensors installed on continuous welded…
Siemens to acquire Invensys Rail
Invensys announced late Wednesday it will sell Invensys Rail to Siemens AG for $2.8 billion.
Thales acquires Sysgo AG
Thales said Thursday it has acquired Sysgo AG, describing the latter as “the European leader in real-time, highly secure operating systems.”
RailComm picked for Port of Los Angeles work
RailComm has been selected by Herzog Technologies, which has offices in Oceanside, Calif., to provide a wireless remote control yard system for the Port of Los Angeles.
BART taps Cubic for fare collection system
Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), expanding its system from its namesake territory into California's Silicon Valley, has awarded a $10 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., to install…
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